The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are buzzing with their team this season and hopes for next season are rising by the game.
Jurgen Klopp has Liverpool ticking over very nicely and turned them into one of the most dangerous and exciting teams to watch across Europe, as their Champions League run has clearly shown. Although they are still prone to some major mishaps and lapse in concentration, on the whole, the Reds have impressed this year, more since the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk.
Our regular Reds will be hoping with a few key signings in important areas come the summer, so Klopp can finally transform this team with bags of potential into trophy winners, something that has been missing under the German’s tenure at the club.
With much of the focus in the defence this year, it’s easy to forget some of the players that have impressed majorly this year. Although the Champions League final is a major event for the club, it’s in the league that one of Klopp’s shrewd signings has taken centre stage and our landlord feels like it’s a no-brainer…
OUR VERDICT – Mo Salah
The standout candidate is now the Player of the Year. Mo Salah came to Liverpool with a certain point to prove in England after being let go by Chelsa some years earlier and has certainly silenced any doubts he may have had. This season, he has gone beyond anyone’s expectations and surpassed previous goalscoring records and, if he carries on, it could turn out to be a hell of a debut season for the magical Egyptian.
Salah has been the focal point of the whole Liverpool team. Without him, this season our fans in the bar wonder where exactly the Reds would be in the league.